PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN – Large numbers of motorists are being forced into a traffic bottlneck on the two-lane Bang Saphan–Nong Hat Thai road used as a detour around the main highway, Phetkasem Road, which has been closed by rubber protestors since Sunday.
A motorcyclist manages to pass through a blockade on the Phetkasem Highway, which has been blocked with trees by rubber and plam planters since Sunday afternoon. Cars and trucks and are being forced to use a detour along a two-lane local road, resulting in a bottleneck. (Photo by Thiti Wannamontha)
The sudden influx of automobiles, large load vehicles in particular, has caused one of the bridges on the passage to sag, worsening the already heavy traffic congestion.
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